Research Brief

Drive Better Patient Care with Interprofessional Education

Acute Care
Learning Management and Training
Research Brief
Nurse Professional Development
Continuing Education

Download this research brief to learn how interprofessional education is supported by:

  • The World Health Organization’s 2010 “Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice”
  • The Joint Accreditation Program’s requirements
  • Large health systems’ examples on improvement in patient safety and reduction in healthcare costs
  • Designation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance

About this research brief

Historically, healthcare workers have sharpened the expertise of their fields while remaining largely stuck within their own silos. They were functioning, in effect, in parallel universes, and generally not speaking to each other about the patients they all shared. As healthcare organizations seek a better way, there is a shift in the status quo that is placing an emphasis on interprofessional education in the healthcare industry.

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